By: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

Updated 1/18/19:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a body found in a canal in the Des Allemands area on Wednesday has been identified. Perry Barrios, 50, of Des Allemands was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary results of the investigation show his death was accidental and due to drowning.

Just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, deputies responded to Cypress Drive, just off U.S. Highway 90 in Des Allemands, in reference to a body found floating in a nearby canal. Investigators retrieved the remains and identified the man as Perry Barrios. The investigation into Barrios’ death has revealed no evidence of foul play.

An autopsy was conducted by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office on Thursday, January 17. The preliminary report indicated Barrios died due to drowning.

 

Original Press Release 1/17/19

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a canal in the Des Allemands area on Wednesday, January 16th. The man’s body was found in a canal just off U.S. 90, approximately one mile from the overpass crossing Bayou Des Allemands.

Foul play is not suspected at this time. We will provide more information as it can be made available.